Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking the nondescript metal building just off Muddy Creek Road, a stone’s throw from the Northeast State Community College campus. Looking younger than his 29 years and dressed in a t-shirt...

Beth Ross earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Northeast State Community College graduate Elizabeth “Beth” Ross, earned the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship for 2013. “It is a huge honor to receive this scholarship,” says Ross, of Blountville. “I am truly grateful to be recognized by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.” Ross was chosen as one of only 73 scholarship recipients from more than...

James Dockery finds calling in cardiovascular technology

James Dockery, Class of 2003, has always had a passion for the health care field, but it took Northeast State fledging Cardiovascular Invasive Technology Program to kick-start his career. James is currently clinical supervisor at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital for the admit/recovery unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the electrophysiology lab – managing 85 employees and working with more...

Coca-Cola Loves Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner

Northeast State graduates Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner, both of Kingsport, were named Coca-Cola scholars for 2014. Orten earned the New Century Scholar honor and Sumner received the Silver Scholar award. It was the first time two Northeast State nominees have received Coca-Cola scholarships in the same year. The scholarships are sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars...

Megan Coram Earns National O’Banion Technology Award

State student Megan Coram earned the national Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. This is the first time a Northeast State student has received the award. Each year, the League honors two students with special talent in technology, strong financial need, and a passion for pursuing a career in technology. “I love challenge of...

Little Brings Real-World Experience to Entertainment Technology

Jeff Little, department head of Northeast State’s newly minted Entertainment Technology program, brings to the classroom a performer’s on-stage enthusiasm coupled with a road manager’s grasp of how things get done. Little, who spent the last 10 years at Guilford Technical Community College heading its Entertainment Technology and the Creative and Performing Arts programs, said he intends...